Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system is alpha-numeric, consisting of four letters and three numbers. The letters indicate the subject area of the course. Developmental courses have a zero as the initial digit. Freshman level courses carry numbers between 100 and 199. Sophomore courses are numbered 200 to 299. Junior and senior level courses carry numbers between 300 and 499.

Speaking and Writing Reading Intensive courses are indicated in the course description section of this catalog.

Listing for Special Instruction Courses. Vincennes University offers instruction tailored to the needs of special populations. The instruction is individualized to the particular needs of the business or industry, with emphasis that the content be college level. The following courses are established to permit flexibility within established credit hour designations.

 

Literature

  
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    LITR 220 - Introduction to World Literature I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A general education survey course designed to acquaint the student with the literary masterpieces and various literary types produced from Homer’s time to Shakespeare’s. The course includes a study of drama, poetry (with some attention to epic form as well as shorter narrative verse), and the philosophic essay. Combines practice in advanced expository writing with literary study. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101  or ENGL 112 .
  
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    LITR 221 - Introduction to World Literature II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A general education survey course designed to acquaint the student with selected major literary works and various literary types produced from the Jacobean period to the present. The course content includes work by the Eastern, Continental, British, and American authors. Instruction in research techniques and writing research papers is combined with literary study. To meet the requirements of a second writing course, students must complete LITR 220  and LITR 221 with at least a C average. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 , ENGL 112 , or LITR 220 .
  
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    LITR 222 - American Literature I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A study of major American poets and prose writers, noting their relationship to contemporary English writers. The course emphasizes the early colonial, national, and sectional periods of literature. Offered in even-numbered years. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 223 - American Literature II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A study of the poets and prose writers of the so-called Second National Period of American Literature. The course also includes some of the present-day writers of poetry, prose, and drama. Offered in odd-numbered years. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 224 - Survey of English Literature I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A study of major British poets and prose writers, beginning with Beowulf and ending with the eighteenth century. Emphasis will be given to the developing of genres of the period. Offered in odd-numbered years. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 225 - Survey of English Literature II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A study of British poets and prose writers emphasizing the Romantic, Victorian, and modern periods. Offered in even-numbered years. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 227 - Introduction to World Fiction


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A general education course designed to acquaint students with the fiction genre. The course examines fiction of various types and periods by Continental, Eastern, American and British authors. Offered in even-numbered years. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 228 - Introduction to World Poetry


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A general education course intended to study poetry through the reading, discussion, and evaluation of poems of several periods and types. The poetry represented includes English, Irish, American, Russian, German, Scandinavian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, and Far Eastern. Offered in odd-numbered years. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 229 - Introduction to World Drama


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A general education course designed to acquaint students with the drama genre and the study of drama as literature. Examining various dramatic types, the course includes a study of Greek, British (Medieval to the present), Continental (including Russian), Eastern, and American authors. Offered in odd-numbered years. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 230 - Contemporary Literature


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed for students who would like to gain an appreciation of current trends in American and British literature. Recent novels, short stories, and poetry are studied. Offered in even-numbered years. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    LITR 240 - Children’s Literature


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed both for education majors who need to meet state requirements and for students who may wish to gain or regain appreciation for the best literature written for children. Classic and modern children’s books, ranging from kindergarten to junior high level, will be read and discussed. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .

Loss Prevention and Safety

  
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    LOSS 115 - Principles of Loss Prevention


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An overview of the field of loss prevention. The course will discuss the history and role development of security, its applications and relationships to society. It will present a total picture of loss prevention including areas of administration, personnel, safety, and physical aspects of the field of loss prevention. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    LOSS 155 - Private Security Law


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    In today’s world of litigation it is very crucial that the security personnel of private industry have a working knowledge of the nature of law. The private security industry has suffered devastating losses as a result of lawsuits and punitive damages. Private security law is uniquely designed for the special needs of private security personnel. The course will address particular areas of law that affect private security focusing on torts, contracts, damages, negligence, authority, probable cause, arrest, search and seizure, use of force, interrogation, entrapment, alarms, deprivation of rights, etc. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    LOSS 170 - Security I


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will emphasize the identification and development of physical security objectives, policies, procedures and methods to reduce shrinkage from employee theft, shoplifting, and environmental design. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    LOSS 205 - Safety Issues in Loss Prevention


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course will provide students with such topics as basic safety concepts and procedures in the work place, emergency preparedness plans (including executive protection), evacuation systems, explosions, hazard materials (Title III), fire prevention, severe weather problems, OSHA regulations, security checks to identify accident-producing physical conditions, and the management of safety programs. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    LOSS 220 - Risk Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An overview and evaluation of security problems and threats from within and outside the organization. A study of the methods of operation and motivations of employee crimes and of the outside criminal element in relation to these profit-draining crimes. Interpretation and application of loss prevention data and information will be viewed for the development of decision-making policies. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    LOSS 240 - Security II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will present a comprehensive analysis of the development and procedures necessary to protect the industrial premise and its employees from internal and external attacks and losses. Vital concerns such as executive protection, corporate espionage, terrorism and counter-terrorism, which are all parts of crisis management, white collar and economic crime and document security, will be discussed. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    LOSS 270 - Internship in Security


    4 hrs (Sem I, II, Summer)
    Students will be required to complete a minimum of 200 hours in an approved position in a security- related area. Students will gain first-hand experience in the security field. The on-the-job experience will be evaluated and the students’ performance graded by the agency and the coordinator of the internship program. Minimum of 200 practicum hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA; completion of 30 credit hours; and a Loss Prevention major.

Apprenticeship Mathematics

  
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    MATA 101 - Apprenticeship Mathematics I


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course covers a review of arithmetic applications including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of common fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals. Basic calculations of percentages, percents, and rates are also covered. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 007  or ENGL 008 , and a grade of C or better in MATH 010 , or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    MATA 102 - Apprenticeship Mathematics II


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course covers linear measurement using English and Metric units of measure and development of basic algebraic and problem solving techniques. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATA 101 .
  
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    MATA 103 - Apprenticeship Mathematics III


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course is a continuation of algebra skills development to include symbolism, signed numbers, algebraic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers, and roots. Students will solve algebraic equations using the principles of equality for subtraction, addition, and division. Students will also solve equations using the multiplication, root, and power principles of equality. Ratio and proportion as well as direct and inverse proportions will be covered. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATA 102 .
  
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    MATA 104 - Apprenticeship Mathematics IV


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course reviews basic algebraic equations and applications. In addition, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of plane geometry and right triangle trigonometry. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATA 103 .
  
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    MATA 105 - Apprenticeship Mathematics V


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course covers the principles and applications of geometry including geometric figures, construction, and calculations. Calculations related to circles, triangles, and other common polygons will be covered. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATA 104 .
  
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    MATA 106 - Apprenticeship Mathematics VI


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course covers the principles and applications of right-angle trigonometry including analysis of trigonometric functions, calculations of angles and sides of right triangles. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATA 105 .
  
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    MATA 108 - Apprenticeship Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for apprenticeship students. This course covers the principles and applications of algebra skills, ratio and proportion, two-dimensional graphing, descriptive geometry, calculation of geometric values for simple and compound shapes, and of right-angle trigonometry, including analysis of trigonometric functions, calculations of angles and sides of right triangles.  3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 007  or ENGL 008 , or appropriate placement test scores; and a grade of C or better in MATH 010 , or appropriate placement test scores. 

Mathematics

Initial student placement in mathematics will depend upon high school mathematics background and CPT math scores.

  
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    MATH 008 - Basic Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Review of four arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.  Other areas of study include: percentages, proportions, measurement, whole number exponents, prime numbers, square roots, order of operations, and elementary equations.  This course includes computer-aided instruction. Corequisite enrollment in SSKL 100 is strongly recommended. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Required of all students with a CPT EA score of 30 or less.
  
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    MATH 010 - Fundamentals of Mathematics


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Review of four basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, percentages, proportions, and measurement. Whole number exponents, prime numbers, square roots, order of operations, and elementary equations. This course is required of all students with a CPT EA score of 39 or less. 4 lecture hours.

  
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    MATH 011 - Pre-Algebra


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Review of four arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.  Other areas of study include: percentages, proportions, measurement, whole number exponents, prime numbers, square roots, order of operations, and elementary equations.  This course includes computer-aided instruction. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Required of all students with a CPT EA score of 39 or less at VU sites which use the MATH 013  - MATH 016  - MATH 102 /103  sequence.
  
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    MATH 013 - Algebra I


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Basic algebra skills, number systems, linear equations, integer exponents, operations with polynomials, introduction to factoring, rational expressions and equations and graphing. 4 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 010 , or open to other students with a CPT EA score of 40 or greater.
  
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    MATH 016 - Algebra II


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Continuation of MATH 013 . Systems of equations and inequalities, functions, further study of polynomials and exponents, factoring, rational expressions and equations. Roots, radicals and radical equations, complex numbers, quadratic equations, graphing, and applications. 4 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 013 , or open to other students with a CPT EA score of 53 or greater.
  
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    MATH 022 - Corequisite for College Algebra


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Designed as a corequisite, supplemental course for College Algebra, whose areas of study are as follows: functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) and their graphs; includes transformations of functions, operations on functions, solution methods for linear and nonlinear equations, systems, and inequalities, and selected topics from analytic geometry.  Utilizes graphing technology.  3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Open to students with a CPT EA score between 46-69, or appropriate placement test scores; and concurrent enrollment in MATH 102 .
  
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    MATH 023 - Corequisite for Quantitative Reasoning


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed as a corequisite, supplemental course for Quantitative Reasoning, whose areas of study are as follows: proportional reasoning, finance, linear programming, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistics. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Open to students with a QAS score between 245-254, or AAF score of 240 or higher, or appropriate placement test scores; and concurrent enrollment in MATH 103 .
  
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    MATH 032 - Corequisite for Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Designed as a corequisite, supplemental course for Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I, whose areas of study are as follows: problem solving, set theory, numeration systems, real numbers, foundations for arithmetic algorithms, elementary number theory, interest, functions, and probability.  3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Open to students with a CPT EA score between 46-69, or appropriate placement test scores; and concurrent enrollment in MATH 112 .
  
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    MATH 102 - College Algebra


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Designed as a pre-calculus course for the study of functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) and their graphs; includes transformations of functions, operations on functions, solution methods for linear and nonlinear equations, and inequalities, and selected topics from analytic geometry. Utilizes graphing technology. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 016  or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 022 , or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    MATH 103 - Quantitative Reasoning


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is for the non-science major with an emphasis on solving real-life problems.  Topics include proportional reasoning, the mathematics of finance, linear programming, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistics. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 016  or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 023 , or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    MATH 104 - Trigonometry


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Discussion of the trigonometric functions of angles and numbers, use of trigonometric functions both in solutions of triangles and in the study of physical phenomena, such as electric circuits and sound waves, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, and vectors are also studied. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in or concurrent enrollment in MATH 102 .
  
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    MATH 110 - Statistics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Designed for education, social science and other non-math majors. Tabular and graphical representation of statistical data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, basic probability sampling, statistical inference, and correlation. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 102  or higher or a CPTC score of 55 or higher.
  
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    MATH 111 - Finite Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Basic set theory, counting techniques, probability (including Markov chains, random variables, binomial distribution, and expected value), linear systems, matrices, linear programming and finance. Applications to problems from business and social sciences. This course is a transferIN course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 016  or MATH 022 , or open to other students with a CPT EA score of 70 or greater.
  
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    MATH 112 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    The sequence MATH 112-MATH 212  fulfills the mathematics requirements for elementary education majors. Problem solving, set theory, numeration systems, real numbers, foundations for arithmetic algorithms, elementary number theory, interest, functions and probability. 4 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 016  or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 032 , or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    MATH 115 - Survey of Calculus I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Not open to those with credit in MATH 118 ; does not substitute for MATH 118 . For students in business, social science or pre-professional programs. Introduction to derivative, integrals and their application. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 102  or MATH 111 , or CLM score of 55 or greater.
  
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    MATH 116 - Survey of Calculus II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Continuation of MATH 115 . Further study of derivatives, integrals and their application. Includes partial derivatives, integration techniques, introductory differential equations, series, and Taylor approximations. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 115 
  
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    MATH 118 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I


    5 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A knowledge of high school trigonometry is assumed. Plane analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and applications, introduction to integration, inverse functions, logarithm and exponential functions, and hyperbolic functions. This course is a transferIN course. 5 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in both MATH 102  and MATH 104 , or a CLM score of 55 or greater.
  
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    MATH 119 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II


    5 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Continuation of MATH 118 . Calculus of one variable. Further study of integration techniques and applications, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, parametric equations, polar coordinates and graphing, conic sections, improper integrals, sequences, series, differentiation and integration of power series, introduction to vector analysis. This course is a transferIN course. 5 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 118 .
  
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    MATH 212 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    The sequence MATH 112 -212 fulfills the mathematics requirements for elementary education majors. Major emphasis on basic mathematical logic; geometry of the plane and space; intuitive concepts, transformations, tessellations, measurement, the metric system; statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, and graphs. 4 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 112 .
  
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    MATH 220 - Intermediate Calculus


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Third of three courses in Calculus. Topics include further study of infinite series, three-dimensional graphing, study of functions of two variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, two- and three-dimensional vector analysis, and selected applications. 4 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 119 .
  
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    MATH 223 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    Elementary study of linear algebra using n-dimensional coordinate spaces; solutions to linear differential equations both homogeneous and nonhomogeneous using several techniques; also solutions to some nonlinear differential equations; application of these principles. 4 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in or concurrent enrollment in MATH 220 .
  
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    MATH 224 - Special Projects for Mathematics Majors


    1 hr (Sem II)
    An intensive writing/reading and speaking mathematical course concerning elementary study of linear algebra using n-dimensional coordinate spaces, linear differential equations both homogenous and nonhomogeneous, nonlinear equation and application of these principles cumulating in the presentation of a research term paper. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 , or appropriate test scores. Corequisite(s): MATH 223 .
  
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    MATH 301 - Introduction to Abstract Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Set theory, relations and functions, equivalence relations, cardinality, and other topics encountered in modern abstract mathematics. Enhancing the student’s ability to read, write, and understand proofs will be emphasized. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 220 .
  
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    MATH 311 - Geometries


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, metric and synthetic approaches. Incidence, betweenness, separation, congruence, transformation, similarity, and the role of the parallel postulate. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 301 .
  
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    MATH 312 - Probability and Statistics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Probability sampling, statistical inference, graphical and numerical representation of data, correlation, regression and probability distributions, analysis of variance, and covariance. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 220 .
  
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    MATH 322 - Introduction to Analysis


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    The real number system as a complete ordered field, functions of a single real variable, continuity, differentiability, and uniform continuity. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 301 .
  
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    MATH 411 - Linear Algebra


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, basic properties of matrices and determinants, linear transformations on a vector space, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 223 .
  
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    MATH 412 - Abstract Algebra


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An introduction to the basic concepts of abstract algebra, including groups, rings, and fields. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 301 .
  
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    MATH 430 - Topics in Applied Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Topics from various areas of applied mathematics. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 220 .
  
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    MATH 440 - Historical Development of Concepts in Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A history of mathematics courses that focuses on the historical development of important mathematics concepts. Offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 301 .

Technical Mathematics

  
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    MATT 017 - Corequisite for Applied Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Designed as a corequisite, supplemental course to Applied Mathematics, whose areas of study are as follows: algebraic operations and equations, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and trigonometry.  3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Open to students with a CPT EA score between 31-45, or appropriate placement test scores; and concurrent enrollment in MATT 107 .
  
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    MATT 019 - Corequisite for Business Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Designed as a corequisite, supplemental course to Business Mathematics, whose areas of study are as follows:  discounts, finance, mark-ups, investments, and statistics.  3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Open to students with a CPT EA score between 31-45, or appropriate placement test scores; and concurrent enrollment in MATT 109 .
  
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    MATT 107 - Applied Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Algebraic operations and equations, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and trigonometry, including law of sines and law of cosines. Emphasis on practical application. This course is not intended for A.S. Transfer, A.A. and B.S. degree students. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 013  or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MATT 017 , or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    MATT 109 - Business Mathematics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Survey course primarily for business majors. Introduction to discounts, finance, mark-ups, investments, and statistics. Practical applications emphasized. This course is not intended for A.S. Transfer, A.A. and B.S. degree students. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 ; and a grade of C or better in MATH 013  or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MATT 019 , or appropriate placement test scores.

Multimedia Communications

  
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    MCOM 285 - Internship


    3 hrs (Sem I, II, Summer)
    This elective course provides an internship with an approved business.  A project or series of projects will demonstrate the practical application of media used in business functions.  May be repeated twice. 135 internship hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 .

Broadcasting

NOTE: Students may register for 200 level broadcasting courses only if all 100 level broadcasting courses have been completed, or are in the process of completion, or by departmental approval.

A grade of C or better must be maintained in all courses in the major area or the course(s) must be repeated.

  
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    BCST 102 - Introduction to Audio-Video Production


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of digital production techniques for audio, video, studio, and field production.  3 class hours.

  
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    BCST 110 - Media Performance


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    An elective designed to provide both theory and practice in the voice and visual aspects of radio and television performance. Includes oral interpretation, reading skills, copy analysis, on-camera movement and delivery, voice mechanism anatomy and function, microphone techniques, interview skills and techniques, characterization and improvisation. 3 class hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 .
  
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    BCST 112 - News Gathering and Storytelling


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course introduces the skills used to acquire and deliver news stories in a digital media format.  Students will learn how to research issues and events, interview news sources, interact with law enforcement and government officials, along with learning to write in a comprehensive news style. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    BCST 120 - Audio Production


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course provides an in-depth study on audio production techniques for radio, television, and digital technologies.  Students will learn skills necessary for audio production and on-air work used in radio and other digital formats. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 102 .
  
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    BCST 140 - Video Production I (Studio Production)


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A study of basic video production principles. Experience will be gained in the development of the process message, directing, camera, audio, video switcher and character generator operations, as well as talent. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 102 .
  
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    BCST 205 - Sports Media


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is focused on media coverage of sporting events, sports reporting, and play-by-play announcing. The course also covers non-broadcasting areas such as team public relations, sports information, print coverage, internet, sports marketing and advertising. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    BCST 206 - Video Production II (Field Production)


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A study of single camera video production with emphasis on concept and script development, camera technology, shot composition, lighting, non-linear editing, and special effects.   3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 102 .
  
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    BCST 235 - News Writing and Producing


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This writing intensive course that focuses on the coverage, writing, and reporting of news stories for audio, video, and digital formats. Experience will be gained by utilizing the computerized newsroom facilities of the Broadcasting program, along with in the field training. This class also concentrates on skills needed to create video newscasts through hands-on experience in producing the daily half-hour newscast on the University’s public television station. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 112  and ENGL 101 .
  
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    BCST 240 - Broadcast Industries


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course examines various broadcast industry practices specific to radio, television, and digital media, including company structures, business practices, and current production and distribution methods.  Attention is given to cross-industry synergies, emerging technologies, and the global market for media. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101  and BCST 102 .
  
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    BCST 245 - Advanced Electronic Journalism


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This advanced course is designed to sharpen the student’s skills in news reporting and producing for radio, television, and online (digital) formats.  Students will research, write, and report news stories, including live shots for WVUT.  Students will produce WVUT news program, being in charge of prioritizing and placement of news stories in the newscast, tracking the timing of the newscast and making decisions affecting the final outcome of the newscast.  Special emphasis will also be placed on the role of social media in the classroom. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 102 , BCST 120 , and BCST 235 .
  
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    BCST 260 - Video Editing and Post-Production


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is an overview of the video editing process.  Aesthetic, procedural, and technical aspects of video editing will be explored.  This class explores the interactivity and narrative of digital media through the creation of audio and video projects. We will examine digital media as a tool for seeing, exploring, expressing and social critiquing.   3 class hours.

  
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    BCST 270 - Photojournalism for Broadcast


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A comprehensive video photography and news class using NPPA techniques. Students will shoot news stories and/or sports footage for WVUT-TV. Emphasis will be placed on the “one person” photojournalist in broadcasting. 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 1 studio hour.

  
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    BCST 280 - Producing and Directing


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    The course concentrates on advanced skills needed to produce and direct live and live-to-tape studio programs.  Emphasis is placed on concept development, visualization, storyboarding, script development, and implementation of videography and editing skills.  3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 140  or BCST 281 .
  
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    BCST 281 - Video Newscast Practicum


    3-4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Students participate in the production of the daily half-hour newscast for live broadcast on the University’s public television station. Can be repeated once. 3 or 4 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 102 .
  
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    BCST 285 - Internship in Broadcasting


    2-4 hrs (Sem I, II, Summer)
    This elective course provides an internship in broadcasting for interested and qualified students. The Chair of Broadcasting supervises the internship. Minimum 100-200 practicum hours.

  
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    BCST 291 - Radio Practicum


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Students participate in on-air production and promotion activities on the University’s public radio station. 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BCST 160 .

Manufacturing

  
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    MFNG 120 - Introduction to CNC


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    In this course, each student will program, setup, and operate CNC machinery. All parts will be programmed utilizing one of two methods: Manual G & M code programming or emulation programming software. Emphasis will be placed on process planning, programming efficiency, accurate setup, proper cutter selection, speeds and feeds, carbide tooling, and generation and interpretation of CNC code for general industry. 1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours.

  
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    MFNG 130 - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An introductory course in various manufacturing processes for Advanced Manufacturing.  Provides training to safely operate commonly used machines such as CNC, Laser, 3-D printing, pneumatic and various other manufacturing equipment.  Students will also learn basic machining procedures such as calculating speeds and feeds as well as selecting proper tooling.  Several non-traditional machining processes, joining processes and plastic process are also explained.  This course will be offered at the VU Jasper Campus. 1 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    MFNG 200 - Concepts of Plumbing, HVAC, and Refrigeration for Industrial Maintenance


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course introduces basic plumbing tools, materials and fixtures. Topics include standard tools, materials and fixtures used in basic plumbing systems and related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of a basic plumbing system. Also includes HVAC and refrigeration troubleshooting techniques for heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. This course will be offered at the VU Jasper Campus.  2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.


Management

  
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    MGMT 100 - Introduction to Business


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Exposes the student to the many kinds of business activities and how they influence society. Deals with three basic areas of business: production, marketing, and finance. Covers the role of people in business, from the managerial functions to the non-managerial skills. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 103 - Team Leadership


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course focuses on the importance of developing positive relationships that are founded on mutual trust and respect. The emphasis of the course is on building effective supervisory skills for the first-level manager, which includes: the basics of leading teams of individuals, managerial communication, and employment issues. 3 class hours.

  
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    MGMT 130 - Introduction to Community Leadership


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course is designed to introduce students to leadership skills and to develop an understanding of local government, and create community pride. Students will have case studies emphasizing maintaining and improving quality of life issues in their community. Students will use their skills to complete a class project for the community. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    MGMT 230 - Community Leadership


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    The purpose of this course is to enhance the leadership skills, develop understanding of county government, and create community vision of individuals in Knox County. Case studies, community speakers, activities will be used to create a foundation on which to base the class project. 3 class hours.

  
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    MGMT 250 - Introduction to Management


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    The purpose of this course is to prepare students to develop their personal philosophy of management. Management concepts presented in this course are based on traditionally accepted management theory and represent practical tools that managers commonly use to meet organizational challenges. Students will be introduced to many possible situations that managers must frequently handle. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 255 - Principles of Salesmanship


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A familiarization with the basic principles of selling, and practicing in the art of selling. Emphasis on the techniques of approach, greeting, presentation, overcoming objections, closing the sale, and developing and maintaining prospects. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 256 - Introduction to Human Resource Management


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A study in the management of human resources. Topics such as measuring human resource needs for a business, recruiting and selecting the best prospects for employment, developing, motivating and rewarding employees. Leadership and teambuilding concepts that enhance an organization’s productivity will also be discussed. This course offered at military sites only. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and have a grade of C or better in MGMT 250 .
  
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    MGMT 257 - Supervision


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course concentrates on the job responsibilities of the first-line supervisory level. As the level of management directly responsible for planning, organizing, influencing, controlling and directing the activities of non-management employees, they are the primary contacts most employees have with the total organization and its objectives. The strategy of this course is to be practical in nature and to apply theoretical concepts to possible situations that first-line supervisors must frequently handle. Special emphasis is placed on implementing change, planning, delegating, motivating for greater performance, and monitoring the changing role of the supervisor in the new “team environment.” This course offered at military sites only. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 260 - Organizational Leadership


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is the cornerstone of the organizational leadership program. The course will provide analysis of leadership through study of the major leadership theories throughout history. The course will also focus on how leadership works with change, problem solving, power, technology, decision making, and other issues inherent in guiding and facilitating an organization. This course offered at military sites only. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 265 - Business Statistics


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed for students wanting to increase their understanding of business analysis. Topics include descriptive techniques, some probability concepts, sampling theory, statistical inference, and regression and correlation. The major emphasis is on developing critical thinking skills to apply statistical concepts to business applications. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 102  or higher.
  
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    MGMT 274 - Building Inclusive Teams


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to prepare students to identify and demonstrate inclusive behaviors. Emphasis is on identifying pre-conceived beliefs about others, developing self-awareness, understanding others, and building flexibility in management styles. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MGMT 103  or MGMT 250 .
  
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    MGMT 275 - Introduction to Business Finance


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This is a basic study of the sources and use of funds. Subjects covered include ratio analysis, financial leverage, management of working capital, capital budgeting, and short- to long- term financing. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 100  or ACCT 201 , and MATT 109  or MATH 102  or higher.
  
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    MGMT 280 - Introduction to Marketing


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Designed to provide students with a basic background of marketing activities as seen from the manager’s point of view. Includes marketing strategy in general, packaging and branding, distributing and channel systems, retailing, wholesaling, mass media advertising, personal selling and matters concerning pricing decisions. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 284 - Operations Management


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course will allow the student to assess financial and other pertinent data to enhance decision-making regarding pricing, marketing, production, purchasing, and inventory control. Topics of discussion include capacity, scheduling, financial statement analysis, strategic planning, budgeting, marketing and pricing strategies. This course is offered online only. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 289 - Managerial Interactions in Business


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is case-study based and examines a manager’s interactions in the business world, including the corporation’s economic, sustainability, legal, ethical, and philanthropic responsibilities to create higher standards of living and quality of life in the communities in which they operate, while preserving profitability. The students will enhance communication skills while examining how businesses interact with global customers, employees, consumers, communities, suppliers, shareholders, and business partners. Leadership skills, ethical business practices and community engagement will be emphasized through presentations and group projects. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 293 - Integrated Business Project


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course consists of a capstone project to assess the individual and program competencies of the business student. Activities in this course include skill development in securing gainful employment, creating a career plan, and an integrated business project demonstrating the successful synthesis of multiple business skills. This course is intended to be completed in the students’ final semester prior to graduation. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

  
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    MGMT 294 - Critical Thinking Skills for Managers


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course presents situational management scenarios from the perspective of a first line leader. The coursework focuses on risk assessment, situational leadership and potential outcomes. The students in this course will participate in collaborative multiplayer simulation that requires the student to analyze information within the environment, to effectively communicate with team members, and to make decisions for the group. Failure to analyze or effectively communicate with team members will result in negative consequences within the simulation.  3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MGMT 103  or MGMT 250 .
  
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    MGMT 305 - Principles of Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed to acquaint students with their research in this developing field (special emphasis on leadership styles and motivational techniques) and to familiarize students with the functions of management and their importance as components of the total management process. Concepts presented are based on traditionally accepted management theory and represent practical tools that managers commonly use to meet organizational challenges. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 341 - Principles of Human Resource Management


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will focus on managerial issues related to job descriptions, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, firing, orientation, benefits, appraisal, discipline, and developing personnel. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    MGMT 410 - Managerial Interpersonal and Communication Skills


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course focuses on building positive relationships that are founded on mutual trust and respect. The emphasis of the course is on increasing levels of self-awareness, social awareness, and effective regulation of one’s own emotional reactions to help the manager behave appropriately even when experiencing feelings that have the potential to result in negative behaviors. 3 class hours.

  
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    MGMT 433 - Organizational Management


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Behavioral science concepts including leadership, managing change, negotiating, conflict resolution, team building, organizational assessment, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Overview of U.S. businesses and the implications of environmental trends. 3 lecture hours.

 

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